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Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671$
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Robert Pasnau

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199567911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.001.0001

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Metaphysical Themes 1274–1671
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Robert Pasnau (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567911.003.0017

This chapter considers the difficult question of what accounts for a thing's location in space. This question is distinguished from the more familiar question of what the nature of space is. A distinction is proposed between intrinsic and extrinsic theories of location.

Keywords:   Olivi, Ockham, Buridan, Suárez, Descartes, Henry More, space, location

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